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Beet Cake


  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pureed cooked beets
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a microwave, melt chocolate and 1/4 cup butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream the remaining butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate mixture, beets and vanilla.
  • 3. Beat into creamed mixture (mixture will appear separated). Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 4. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 211 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating:
  • foodie123456789
    Jun 11, 2016

    I added orange zest into it and it tasted great! Very moist and yummy. No one noticed the beets

  • alfoa
    Jan 31, 2015

    Surprisingly good, fluffy and moist. There is a faint beet taste, which I wasn't expecting. I was thinking it was more like desserts that use zucchini which adds moisture but not the vegetable flavor. It served it's purpose to get rid of extra beets I had.

  • crankyankee
    Dec 31, 1969

    really good

  • the4rascals
    Jul 22, 2012

    Great way to use extra beets! Delicious, moist cake, not too much beet flavor while eating, but there is a beet aftertaste.

  • skoeper
    Feb 23, 2012

    I'm curious if canned/jarred beets would work just as well??

  • Sierramomma
    Aug 11, 2011

    Even my kids happily eat beets when prepared this way! Very moist and delicious.

  • jsonnett2
    Jul 18, 2010

    This cake exceeded all of my expectations. I am not a fan of beets, but we receive several from our co-op every week. I tried this cake and couldn't taste the beets in it. Even my husband, a chocoholic, loved it!

  • His4life
    Jun 30, 2010

    I'm curious as to why there are strawberries, not beets, in the picture? :)

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